TVLine Items: Tom Welling's CBS Drama, The Flash Adds Tar Pit and More

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Tom Welling‘s return to TV!

The onetime Clark Kent has found his first post-Smallville TV project in Section 13, a drama series in development at CBS that he will topline and produce.

According to Deadline, the project centers on a CIA black ops officer-turned-private contractor (played by Welling) who, on the heels of a personal tragedy, joins a covert organization devoted to carrying out the most difficult and dangerous high-stakes assignments.

Carla Kettner (Bones) will write the script and exec-produce with Welling.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Marco Grazzini (Heroes Reborn) will appear on an upcoming episode of The Flash as Joey Monteleone (aka Tar Pit), a vengeful metahuman with the ability to transform into molten asphalt, reports.

* Season 6 of Showtime’s reality series Gigolos will premiere on Thursday, March 17, at 11/10c.

* CNBC has renewed Jay Leno’s Garage for a 12-episode second season, to premiere in Spring 2016.

* Pop TV on Thursday announced three series in development: The Joey McIntyre Project, a half-hour comedy featuring the New Kids on the Block singer as a fictionalized version of himself, who gets a chance to host his own daily talk show; Celebrity Escape Room, in which two celebrities and their friends get locked in identical rooms and must use their pop culture knowledge to escape; and I Watch It With My Girlfriend, featuring a rotating panel of male guests who offer their perspectives on female-skewing TV shows.